Tag Archives: thrift

National Second Hand Day

In recognition of National Second Hand Day I thought I would share my latest find. We have been invited to a ‘gangsters and molls’ birthday party next weekend so I have been looking for something suitable to wear. A 1920s … Continue reading

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Reblogged: Filling chunky ham and bean soup recipe – Life According to MrsShilts

Ooh! I found a lovely recipe for chunky soup here and wanted to make sure I found it again in the future! I’m sure I have everything I need to make this tonight- and you know how much I love … Continue reading

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These ‘tree change’ dolls are so beautiful

I came across this link on my twitter feed. A Tasmanian artist named Sonia Singh is rescuing “fashion” dolls from second hand shops and repainting their (in my opinion) grotesquely made-up faces to make them look like ‘real’ girls. She … Continue reading

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New project

I picked up this little beauty in the BHF (British Heart Foundation) charity shop last week. Just £40. I am planning a paint job and it will sit in the guest room in place of the drawers that I never … Continue reading

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Oh yes I did…

Look what I picked up today! One of my favourite charity shops in Leamington Spa, Action 21, posted a picture of this book on their Facebook page this week and very kindly agreed to keep it for me to collect … Continue reading

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Project completed or ‘I love it when a plan comes together’

Have you missed me? This is my first post since the 365 challenge ended. I took a little break but now …I’m back!! I have been thinking about this blog and whether I should stick to a theme or try … Continue reading

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364/365 today I had a grand day out

Today I went out for a spot of shopping with my lovely husband, Martin. We ended up in Leamington Spa Old Town and found the new location for Action 21, a charity organisation that we have visited before. “Action 21’s … Continue reading

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356/365 today i…got a bargain ( or 5)

Today i picked up some bargains at one of the charity shops in town. They had a new year sale offering 5 items for £5 from selected rails so i thought it was worth a look! I am very pleased … Continue reading

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349/365 today I made soup

Today I made soup to put in the freezer, ready for back to work!! I made stock from the turkey carcass then used the stock to make turkey noodle soup – finely diced celery leek and carrot, some of the … Continue reading

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312/365 today I…am seeking comfort

Today I …have been menu planning for the week ahead. I looked through the freezer to try and use up any odd bits that have been lingering at the back. I scribbled down a rough plan taking into account that … Continue reading

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